FTOPS XX Event #35 featured 278 entrants buying in for $500, in a 3X shootout. In this format, each player who made it to the final table had to win one table in a freezeout, win another table in a freezeout, then move onto the final table. The tournament lasted for approximately 6 hours total with Danish MTT pro P1nkUn1COrN taking the FTOPS jersey and $32,250.
With four players left and blinds at 4,000/8,000, it was P1nkUn1COrN with 380,000 in chips and the chiplead followed by uwe-uwesen with 187,000 in chips, 666dimka666 with 164,000 chips and degaren shortstacked with 88,000.
Uwe-uwesen started the final four by knocking out degaren with 99 versus 88 all in preflop, no help for 88. Uwe-uwesen won a 171,000 pot to make it three to go.
In the key hand of the final table, only a few hands later, P1nkUn1COrN knocked out uwe-uwesen in surprising fashion. With blinds still at 4,000/8,000, P1nkUn1COrN min-raised to 16,000 preflop and got two callers. The board came out 8s 7s 5c 2c 3c. uwe-uwesen check called the flop and got all the money in on the turn. P1nkUn1COrN showed 6 9o for the flopped nut straight while uwe-uwesen showed A5o for third pair top kicker. P1nkUn1COrN won a 409,000 pot and took a massive cheap lead, never to look back.
Heads up began, P1nkUn1COrN with 688,000 in chips versus 666dimka666 with 140,000 in chips. With blinds still at $4k/$8k after losing a few pots 666dimka666 was down to 110K chips, about 10 effective big blinds. 666dimka666 shoved from the button with 9 10o and was called by P1nkUn1COrN with A3 offsuit. Ace high held to give P1nkUn1COrN the pot, the jersey and $32,250.
This FTOPS XX Event #35 win brings P1nkUn1COrN’s lifetime winnings to $680,891.44. The Danish MTT pro also plays as Bigoots on PokerStars. His largest win was $249,662 for first place in the Sunday Million Dec 19th, 2010. Great event, exciting finish. Stay tuned to FlopTurnRiver.com for all your FTOPS XX action!
Places & Payouts:
1. P1nkUn1COrN $32,250
2. 666dimka666 $21,750
3. uwe-uwesen $15,750
4. degaren $11,550
5. healey87 $8,400
6. paranoik333 $6,000
7. Naza114 $4,200
8. THENUTHUNTER $2,850
9. Nakkehai $2,025
10. LeoSprite $1,335